Arjun Tendulkar, son of legendary Sachin Tendulkar, created a lot of buzz when he registered for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. Ahead of the IPL auctions on February 18th, the junior Tendulkar made a strong case for himself after delivering an all round performance in the police shield cricket tournament.
Playing for MIG cricket club, junior Tendulkar stroked a brutal 77 of 31 balls and then returned with impressive figures of 3/41 to hand his club a mammoth victory by 194 runs against Islam Gymkhana. Arjun’s inning was studded with five boundaries and eight gigantic maximums.
Batting first, MIG cricket club, on back of Arjun’s blistering knock, Pragnesh Kandillewar’s century and Kevin D’Almedida’s magnificent 96 posted a colossal 385/7 in 45 overs.
In reply, Gymkhana was bowled out for a paltry 191 in 41.5 overs with Ankush Jaiswal (3/41), Shreyas Gurav (3/34) and Arjun Tendulkar (3/41) shining with the ball.
It must be noted that the southpaw made his Mumbai debut in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy in the previous month. Considering that he’s the son of Sachin Tendulkar, Mumbai fans have urged the Mumbai Indians franchise to bid for Arjun Tendulkar. With limited slots available, it will be interesting to see if MI or any other franchise wants Arjun in their team or the all rounder will have to wait for another year to make his IPL debut.